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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that scammers are doubling down on their efforts to cheat people out of their money using COVID-19 vaccine schemes.

May 6, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday, May 1, reported 1,047 additional confirmed daily cases, the largest single-day increase in three weeks, amid a rising trend in new cases and a slowing in additional deaths.

By Staff and wire reports May 1, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Health Services has advised health care providers to resume use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine now that the federal government has lifted an 11-day pause following a safety review.

By Staff and wire reports April 24, 2021
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Arizona health officials have confirmed 702 new COVID-19 cases and another 40 deaths.

By Associated Press April 20, 2021
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Over 61,500 Yavapai County residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Yavapai County reports 39 new cases, Arizona reports 692

Arizona has administered close to 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with over 1.9 million people fully vaccinated.

By Staff and AP Report April 19, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services announced Friday, April 9, that the large COVID-19 vaccination points of dispensing (PODs) will likely wrap up in the month of May, differing to smaller locations to meet public demand, according to a news release.

By Staff and wire reports April 9, 2021
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Yavapai County remains at moderate transmission level for COVID-19
33% of county residents have received at least one dose of vaccine

Arizona is averaging 636 new COVID-19 cases per day, a drop of 21% from the March numbers.

By The Daily Courier April 8, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services reported there were 17 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death overnight, according to a news release Wednesday morning.

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Spectrum to close mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Findlay Toyota Center
Remains committed to expanding its outreach, offer vaccination to residents

On a snowy day in late January, Spectrum Health Care opened the Findlay Toyota Center as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site, officially calling it a POD (Point of Dispensing) for the Moderna vaccine.

By Nanci Hutson April 6, 2021
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Arizona's daily rate of COVID cases rising while deaths slow
Yavapai County reports 14 new cases and 2 deaths

Arizona's daily rate of additional confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to creep upward while the daily rate of related deaths is down.

By Staff and AP Report April 6, 2021
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VA centers able to give COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans, their spouses, caregivers
Single-dose vaccine and some walk-in appointments available locally

President Joe Biden signed the Save Lives Act into law in March, allowing all Veterans Affairs (VA) centers across the country to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

By The Daily Courier April 5, 2021
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Arizona on Saturday, April 3, reported 706 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and two more deaths as the number of fatalities rose to just under 17,000 and the state's rolling average of new daily cases rose a second day in a row.

By Associated Press April 3, 2021
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Yavapai County to receive more Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week
Some walk-in COVID-19 vaccine appointments available at Gateway Mall

Yavapai County residents who would prefer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will soon have more access to appointments.

By The Daily Courier April 1, 2021
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When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall.

By Associated Press, The Daily Courier March 31, 2021
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How to stay safe from COVID-19 this spring
Yavapai County reports only one new case overnight

With spring upon us, so are the welcome signs of renewal and rebirth. For many area residents the season holds even more meaning in 2021 as they come out of hibernation-like pandemic lockdowns and restrictions eager to reconnect with coworkers, family and friends.

By The Daily Courier March 30, 2021
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FTC warns residents to ignore fake COVID vaccine survey
County moves forward with COVID-19 vaccinations for all residents 18 and older

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reminding U.S. residents that scammers are using a fake COVID-19 vaccination survey to try to trick people into giving them money and personal information.

By The Daily Courier March 29, 2021
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With only 56.1% of Yavapai County’s 65-and-older population vaccinated, many community partners are stepping up to assist seniors in obtaining their vaccine, but another valuable resource includes residents encouraging their friends and neighbors to get an appointment right away.

By Staff and wire reports March 26, 2021
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Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) announced that appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine are being opened to all county residents ages 18 and older beginning Monday, March 29, according to a news release Thursday afternoon.

By The Daily Courier March 25, 2021
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County health officials are considering the possibility of opening up local vaccine appointments to all adults age 18 and over, and it could happen quickly.

By The Daily Courier March 24, 2021
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Registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties will be open to all Arizonans 16 and older beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, as announced by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

By The Daily Courier March 23, 2021
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Arizona expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to ages 16+, starting in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties
Appointments are available for Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in Yavapai County

Registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima and Yuma counties will be open to all Arizonans 16 and older beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced Monday, March 22.

By The Daily Courier March 22, 2021
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According to the Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard, on Saturday morning, Yavapai saw 33 additional COVID cases and four deaths overnight.

March 20, 2021
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The state's online COVID-19 dashboard has new pages that provide more focused data about Arizona vaccine efforts, including administration by race and ethnicity.

By The Daily Courier March 19, 2021
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According to Yavapai County Community Health Services, only four new cases of COVID-19 were reported overnight.

March 18, 2021
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COVID-19 Hotline created for Prescott Gateway Mall vaccination clinic
County creates list of all upcoming vaccination clinics

Medical Center has launched a COVID-19 Hotline to serve YRMC’s Vaccination Clinic at Prescott Gateway Mall.

By The Daily Courier March 17, 2021
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On Tuesday, March 16, Yavapai County officially moved into Priority Phase 1C, making more residents eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

By The Daily Courier March 16, 2021
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First cases of Brazilian COVID-19 variant discovered in Arizona
YRMC and Spectrum report vaccine appointments available this week

While the overall outbreak of COVID-19 continues to slow in the state, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced late Friday that three cases were discovered in Arizona of a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that was first discovered in Brazil.

By The Daily Courier March 15, 2021
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Spectrum Healthcare receives $70,000 in grants to support volunteers
Yavapai County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases

Spectrum Healthcare has received a grant totaling $70,000 that will help support volunteers assisting with its mass COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

By The Daily Courier March 12, 2021
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March 11, 2020: The day everything changed
Marking the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic

On March 11, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, told a congressional panel, "I can say we will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now."

By The Daily Courier March 11, 2021
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US to buy additional 100M Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses
Arizona reports 830 additional COVID-19 cases, 78 deaths

The U.S. is buying an additional 100 million doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The drugmaker is already obligated to supply 100 million doses to the federal government by the end of June. The additional vaccine would be delivered in the months following.

By Courier staff and AP report March 10, 2021

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